Category: capacity

  • Load Balance your Fleet of FlashArrays

    Load Balance your Fleet of FlashArrays

    In this post, I’m going to discuss how to load balance your storage provisioning across a fleet of Pure Storage FlashArrays. As an integral part of Pure’s Kubernetes integration, Pure Service Orchestrator has the ability to load balance across a fleet of Pure storage devices. This is great for your containerized space, but I wondered […]

  • Some Reality for us Infrastructure Peeps or Apps are cool too

    Don’t’ you just love double titles? For many years I have been an infrastructure guy. I really liked how the cables, and processors and Memory and blinking lights worked. Applications were often the necessary evil tolerated so that I can play with cool technology. During my own journey toward learning about the cloud it becomes […]

  • Dynamic Cluster Pooling

    Dynamic Cluster Pooling is an idea that Kevin Miller ( @captainstorage) and I came up with one day while we were just rapping out some ideas on the whiteboard. It is an incomplete idea, but may have the beginnings of something useful. The idea is that clusters can be dynamically sized depending on expected workload. […]

  • My Fun with the VMware Enterprise Administration and Design Exams

    Sorry I have been missing for a few weeks. I know many were quite worried why I hadn’t blogged for a couple weeks (not really). Back in February I sat for the Enterprise Administration Exam at PEX in Las Vegas. It was scheduled the day after the Super Bowl, what a bunch of distractions. Thankfully […]

  • Storage Design and VDI

    Recently I have spent time re-thinking certain configuration scenarios and asking myself, “Why?” If there is something I do day to day during installs is this still true when it comes to vSphere? or will it still be true when it comes to future versions. Lately I have questioned how I deploy LUNs/volumes/datastores. I usually […]

  • DPM Video

    Great stuff. I would be willing to put this in place for a test/dev setup. Still feel uneasy that machines might not come out of standby cleanly. I am performing Capacity Planning lately and it is amazing how much money VMware can save you when it comes to power alone.